Which country has a better quality of life? (The Czech Republic or the US?)

čas přidán 19. 08. 2020
Which country has a better quality of life: The Czech Republic or the US? What does "quality of life" even mean? In this video I'll tell you about my life in America and my life in Czech Republic (Los Angeles v. Prague) The answers might shock you!
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  • Agreed about the healthcare. One cannot judge the healthcare system according to quality of care in Mayo Clinic. One has to it according to accessibility and quality of care in rural district hospitals.

  • Everytime some American reminds me of there being almost no public transport in American cities, I'm like "OMG, why aren't they out in the streets, demanding it right now, calling for the heads of their hapless mayors?" For Americans: For less than 170 USD per year, I can get to any part of my city in less than an hour everyday and everynight. You claim to be the land of freedom? This is freedom!

  • Thanks for the video, I am happy to hear such opinions about Prague! I love to mildly annoy my foreign friends by excessively praising Prague public transport and czech health-care system :D so it is good to see, that it is not only my "patriotism" speaking. However, Prague really is a country of its own, the quality of life IS different here (in Prague) than in different parts of Czechia which may differ in areas like public transportation, beauty (depends on taste though, I suppose :) ), work availability or accessibility etc.

  • Půl litru? Ne litru

  • If you are poor in USA you are fucked...if you are poor in Europe you can still go to a Doctor and you can afford a good quality drink and you do not need a car to survive and there are no food Banks because the system in Europe can keep you afloat even if you lost your job !!! Remember guys that in 1990 Czech republic and Slovakia were one country and they were broke from communism ; now unless you have a great job in the US (most people don't) it is better to be in Czech republic even if you do a random job !!!

  • You forgot to mention the quality of Czech beer compared with american beer !!!

  • Disagree, people put their profession information infront of their names, for example. Ing. So and so, Dr. So and so on, and yes, what you do, does defines you, in Czech just the same. Office people, think they are better than hands on working people, people with titles think of themselves being better and show it too, there is jealousy, envy....and honestly, Czech people do not like being called “Czechia”, they still prefer Czech Republic, thank you

  • Jeez, this girl is so wrong on so many things! She obviously lives in Prague bubble as much as she did in an L.A. bubble and doesn't know anything about the rest of the Czech Republic. Nor the over fly states between L.A. and N.Y.C. I laughed when she said that Czechs don't measure people first by money as Americans do! Haha! Maybe, as an American, people in Czech will ask you where you come from first, just like they ask me here in the US. But thanks for your prospective.

    • Hey Peter, calling from the bubble, a bit of an expensive call, since you know how things are so expensive in here. Anyway, I was comparing LA and Prague, as I mentioned many times. I don't have an opinion of flyover states or on small Czech towns, because I haven't experienced them yet. Maybe some day!

  • What you described I believe it is not about specifically CZ. It’s about leaving America and realiziing “life”. I am from Czechia but I live in Belgium now. And life here is amazing..however the health care is more expensive. But people are so kind! No “studeny cumak” here! Anyway I am happy that you are happy in my country!

  • ... ja porad rikam, za tady je Amerika. Nikam jezdit nemusime. Lide si casto vubec neuvedomuji, v jake skvele zemi ziji!!!

  • Yeah, if I see a video entitled "Which country has a better quality of life, X or the United States?" I'm going to bet on X just about every time.

  • Thank you for such a balanced opinion.

  • Je srandovní číst si narcistní sebedojetí Čechů, se psí dychtivostí čekajících, až je “svět” pochválí... Jako by snad šlo o faktory, který jsme si tu geniálně sami vybudovali a na kteří můžeme být právem pyšní. Ve skutečnosti jsou to naopak spíš mimoděčný projevy toho, že jsme provinční druhořadá země, na který se ještě moc neprojevily civilizační choroby a globalizace, nebo vliv německy mluvícího okolí, který nás stovky let táhne za sebou, instituce, který nám tu zavedli tu habsburkové, tu socialismus.

  • Hej kočka. Hrozně hezké video. Nečekal jsem to. Jasně Praha je dobrá jen pro pražáky. A zažil jsem tam super chvíle. Kde jis jinak byla po českých zemích?

  • V Prahe nemajú po uliciach stanové tábory a rôzne búdy bezdomovcov a neplavaju sracky po chodníkoch a ceste ako v LA.

  • I've been living in LA for 6 months. It's horrified, a sick country, guns and violences. There is no quality of life in the US if you compare to good old Europe. In the US it's all about money, apperance and status the so called American dream. The brainwashed slogan at LA airport "The land of the free and the land of the brave" or the land of opportunity. Holy shit, a kind like Hollywood jokes.!! The American dream is work, work and succesful with tons of cash, big car and big house.

  • Moc děkuji za Vaše video. Myslím, že si ani neuvědomujeme to, co popisujete a je dobré to slyšet. Pak si snad budeme více vážit toho, kde žijeme. Nějakou dobu jsem v 91-92 roce u vás. Bylo to "malé" venkovské město s voj. základnou. Lidé tam byli velmi přátelští, nebyla tam ani velká kriminalita, ale ... uvědomoval jsem si to, co říkáte. Někam jen jít ... nutné auto. Lidé se také více srovnávají mezi sebou ... tak mi to připadalo. Co kdo má, co dělá apod. Malá připomínka :-) jste nadšená v Praze ... nic proti Praze. Mimo Prahu, je život ještě klidnější :-). Máme krásná města, krajinu, památky. Moc děkuji za to, že jste připomněla, čeho si máme vážit.

  • CS-tv algorithm again... I'm a bulgarian guy who's living in Germany and watching an american girl who's living in Prague and talking about Czech culture ... at 2am in the morning... Great!

  • Tak tohle není nic nového. Každý si rád zvykne na pařby po práci, uvolnění se, relax, srandičky, pohodičku. Jen my to nedoceňujeme co máme a v čem žijeme. V Římě na Španělském náměstí jsme se potkali v kavárně s panem a paní z LA, pan byl právník na důchodku a cestovali po světě a užívali si. Jsem mu říkal: chcete vidět ráj na zemi? Přijeďte k nám!

  • Your Czech friends should tell you that they don't like you calling their country Czechia.

    • how do you know what her friends like

    • Please do not generalize: I'm a Czech from Moravia and both Czech Republic and Czechia are fine with me and in my large domestic and foreigner circles. Similarly concerning some other names of our country in common usage, e.g. Bohemia, Czechlands, etc. One should be tolerant in this respect, esp. regarding foreigners.

  • One minor thing majority of teaches like 99% are state employees enjoying the paid vacation. It's usually only language teachers working for private schools affected by this limitation.

  • Thank you, I'm Czech among others. I stumbled upon your channel and watched videos all day. I have already responded to the previous video, where my tears flowed, with a laugh. Now, my tears are back. But it's because I'm proud. How you describe your perception of our country. Thanks

  • I was born in Czech adn when i was nine our family moved to canada. Now we moved back and canada was a complete shock to me. It was very different, almost obsolete to european standards, but in it's way and if you want to, you will find a place in North America. And thanks to you, now I see what it is like, but from the other side. Naviděnou

  • I would say better in The Czech Republic. I just moved to Slovakia 2 weeks ago from Seattle

  • I am an American lawyer living in Prague. Have a very similar impression to yours but there are other differences I have noticed which you don't bring up.

  • I LOVE your channel! Been living here for more than two years now and it's an AMAZING city!

  • interesting to see a foreign view on the CR - :) also cool to hear about the life in LA - but could you please loose or at least try to minimize the thong clicks? :-D

  • I live in the Bay Area which is more European than Los Angeles according to how you describe it.

  • That is not why I ask what people what they do, it is to see if you have something in common or what their interest is!

  • Hi, nice to hear so many positive things about our country. Our city. It is so invigorating. Thank you.

  • Wou, it was great speech. I was surprised by such precision. Life is hard here though, but where it isn’t. It is old truth, which says, we can’t measure success by our height of salary. But, we can measure our success by love and happiness we can bring to our neighbor and ourselves.

  • No ta je ukecaná Ale asi to tak je.

  • Only a little comment about comparing prices in the Czech and in the US, you should also mention how much average working people make in the Czech, because it’s way less than average average salary in the US, so of course tickets to concerts and theaters may sound cheap to Americans.

  • Just stay here with us :)

  • You are a very positive and amazing person, I love your videos! Say hello to your husband and Tobík! Maybe the corona will end soon!

  • We take so much things for granted. This is amazing ❤️ you make me feel grateful to live in Prague. And of course you are so welcomed here! Enjoy your best life baby!

  • You make usa sound absolutely awful

  • U.S is about 100000000 times better than Czechia.

  • I really appreciate your video, I have a lot of American friends but it would never really come to mind just how different our lives are in the social life/work department. I've known about the crazy health care prices, it was kind of a running joke between us, even if a little grim at times. Seeing all these differences I wish I could show them there was a way to be a little happier than to constantly have to one up each other, which they actually do all the time and it seems really stressful. They're young adults already stressing over life goals.

  • Very Nice video! Just one thing to editing, please don’t use the quick change of bright colours. I am epileptic and i can’t enjoy your video.

  • Everybody: SI units American people: 0:28 That's...accurate :D Also, great video!

  • A lot of LA people socialize in restaurants, bars, cafes, malls, hiking areas. You might be exaggerating. lol. (The biggest issue in LA is the homeless insanity).

  • Hi Jen, great video, thanks. It was yesterday when I had a nice chat with my mom where we started off mentioning US elections, then complaining about some stuff here as well, ending up appreciating how great our country and the life here is. To your words I would also add a controversial topic - that is respect to freedom of speech and different opinions. Okay we can get heated up in exchaning opinions, but in general we do value our freedom of speech and we hate when it is at risk - like in western culture people are currently under heavy rule of the right opinion, and if you say something different you lose your job, etc. That's a road to communism, and as we've been there we are quite alert and keen to keep our freedom of speech. People should not worry to say what they think to help their personality (and society) develop through argueing with others and to prevent their secularization in dangerous secret groups.

    • @One&Done thanks man, great clip

    • cs-tv.org/tv/video-215vDxptfmA.html

  • I left my native UK in 1991 and now live in Australia. It is truly remarkable how the Soviet Union's oppression appears to have sunk without trace. I'd like to congratulate the Czechs, well done! I shouldn't really be that surprised, you chose a dissident poet for your first President - that's class.

  • Problem in Czechia is that is very hard for foreign men to date Czech girls, especially in Brno. They are pretty xenophobic towards foreign men and also have complexes about their English language skills. So, bring your partner along here or date other foreigners, else you will feel quite lonely.

  • American " coffe drinking culture" is perfictly portrayed in this Tom and Jerry episode: cs-tv.org/tv/video-RJCGOPMCl38.html It is opposite of italian coffeteria "coffee drinking culture" :)

  • I wish I was Czech.... 😔 But I’m just Canadian 😒

  • I would have answered Czech Republic, that is until the draconian moves by the government to lock the country down. If Biden wins we'll probably see draconian measures implemented in the USA. So my answer will be no country until we see what emerges from all of this nonsense.

  • I’ve lived in a small village in the Czech Republic for two years now and I totally agree with you. I am a retired educator who was offered an unexpected opportunity to unretire and teach here. Teaching here has been an amazing capstone to my career, but living here has been the greatest gift I have ever received! Yes, family is back in the States, including my husband, so about every 6 months I would head back, for about a month to see family and take care of things I needed to do there. Unfortunately, Covid is bringing my time here to a close sooner than I had expected. I don’t know if this will permanently end my time here or just close this current chapter. Quality of life is definitely better here than in the US. Even my US doctors agree. I am healthier and happier living here than I was at home. When I leave, my heart will remain here.

  • How about friends who have excellent health care, excellent pay, excellent opportunities in the United States? A lot of these videos are catered to singles or tiny families just starting out in careers. What about established executives with families of 4 kids? I am looking for a comparison along these lines. What is the opportunity to excel and thrive? What are cost comparisons? Clothes? Schools? Groceries? Dining out? Traveling? They have a lot a socialized programs for younger or less fortunate/motivated - what does this translate to for those that already have all this because of career path? Please and thanks!

  • Jo můžeš zůstat. Ale musíš pít pivo. : D

  • Funny, cos where I live its really not fun and people are super racist. I had to move my 7 year old boy to a new school cos he spoke English and the others did not. They beat him up for that. And I am white guy. What the hell do they do with black guys? Yes Prague is maybe good. Cos its a big city. But as soon as you get out of the city it's on. If they are like this to me and my boy. God know how they treat brown people. Please if you want to come live here. Please rethink it. And also contact me. You can live at my place to see for yourself. Unfortunately I have to be here for work. But, boy as soon as my time is up I am running. Lol, I will not even pack.

    • I'm really sad to see you've had a bad experience in this country, Terence. I tried to limit the video to my personal experiences because there's no way for one person to make an objective judgment, because I'm only living one life.

  • ahoj, hezké video. Zajímala by mě ještě jedna věc které jsem si všiml v amer.filmech a seriálech, že nikdy jsem neviděl, aby si natočili vodu z vodovodu a napili se, v USA se pije jen balená voda? To je kvalita vody z kohoutku špatná?

  • I wish you could experience what it's like to live here in the country.Cities yes super everything is there, but the charm of nature is unmistakable. In the morning you will be awakened by the birdsong and in the evening there is absolute darkness and silence. That's what I like here. I think it is enough to listen to the Vltava from Smetana and everyone will understand. Otherwise, thanks for the positive evaluation, everyone appreciates it.

  • Hi Jen, I found this video just by chance but it moved me a lot. I feel for people like you (Americans living in the Czech Republic, commenting and comparing their life experience). I love your points of view. It remindes me what is important in my life. As many others here say: We should be more greatful for what we have. Thank you and wish you the best life ever! :-)

  • It is a very informative video. I'm curious to know about how do americans feel in Europe. You are talking about America and about the European country in comparison. So, I've learned a lot of information about both of them. By the way, is there a lot of Americans which moved to Europe for a living?

  • I liked your video but I watched at 1.75 speed... I’d recommend talking a bit faster. :)

  • European culture and mentality is way more pleasant and reasonable and fairer than the american is (both north and south americas are still very wild wild west places...corporations are exploiting land and the peoples...at least the slavery was eneded,but it's still worse situation than it is in the EU...calling us the ''socialists'', shameless corporations and their system of governance via corpocracy)

  • It's a bad comparison Prague compared to Los Angeles. In other words most of America is not like Los Angeles thank God. I live in the center of one of the great cities in the world Kansas City Missouri and everything is walkable you have world class things an easy Transit ride away.My wife is from Eastern Europe and I lived there for five years so I know what you're talking about from that side but don't give a false notion that every place is of the great contrast between Los Angeles and Prague. It's simply is not. As a matter of fact Prague and Kansas City have more in common than Prague and Los Angeles. Much more. Thanks for your interesting video however.

  • Hi Jen! Miluji Tvá videa a jak hezky mluvíš o mé vlasti. Jsem moc ráda, že se Ti u nás tak líbí. Já už nějaký čas pracuji a žiji v sousedním Bavorsku. Na důchod se vrátím domů i když tady to mám moc ráda a je tu krásně. Bayern a Česko mají spoustu společného. Třeba i to, že Pilsner Urquell uvařil poprvé sládek z Bavorska. 🤣👍🍺🍻 Mojí výhodou je, že to mám na rozdíl od Tebe z jednoho domova do druhého pár hodin cesty autem a těším se, až pomine tenhle corona-svinčík a budu moct za dcerou a další rodinou do Prahy. Máš ode mne subscribe a těším se na další videa. 😘⚘🌹

    • @Dream Prague Není zač. Vy jste super a já bych chtěla umět tak dobře anglicky jako vy česky! A omlouvám se za tykání. Tady v Německu si na první dobrou tykáme i se šéfy a moje dcera je asi ve Vašemu věku. Tak se nezlobte.

    • Vy jste zlatá, Zdeňko. Děkuji za laskavá slova. 😘

  • A bonus, když nemáte práci, platí za vás zdravotní pojištění stát! Takže vždy je lékařská péče zdarma

  • Hey Jane :) thanks for sharing. Would you eventually do the video comparing the healthcare system ?

    • Also, we could gather various opinions of americans living in Prague , what is their experience with the healthacare here and over there, certainly it starts with the customer service 😀😀 but then it extends to number of studies and type of treatement they do here and there

    • Oh I know :) It’s definitely one of the most complex topics that could be worked as a diploma thesis itself. Or we can call it opportunity :D But if there is something that I value the most in your videos and what clearly differentiates you from other producers is that you share facts, and an intelligent but neutral point of view so in the end it would be definitely a piece of valuable work. Let me know If I or my US gf can help (Praha 3) 🌻🙌

    • Hi Miroslav, I've been researching it, and honestly it is so confusing. I don't know if I can manage to do it!!

  • Hello, I really loved listening to your talking but please don't use such epileptic unfriendly transitions cs-tv.org/tv/video-XgHMmimI0C4.html :)

  • The US is devoid of cool culture.

  • God, your description of our pubs and coffee places makes me miss those places during quarantine. These are the first places I will go to once our country reopens

  • Czechia has ZERO quality of life under the present administration. The population are defacto prisoners in their own homes.

  • Hello there! First of all, let me thank you for such a nice video - I'm Czech and when I was younger, I always thought that everything was better outside the Czech Republic. Then I started to travel a lot and now I realize how lucky I am to live in Prague. I always love to hear it from other people too - it makes me so proud to be Czech! :) I'd like to add just a little comment - you're not given those four weeks of vacation (and you're "forced" to work on a trade licence) because you most probably work at language schools. I'm an English teacher at a public school and I'm given all the paid vacation guaranteed by the law. However, to be a teacher at a public school, you're required to match certain formal criteria (e.g. specific education), which is not that easy. As a result, a lot of English native speakers teach at language schools and they think that English teachers in general are not given paid vacation.

  • I am from Spain and if you give me the option to live between Check Republic and USA I'd go to CR. I find CR more genuine people with better Moral Values and Ethics tham USA

  • I liked what you said at the end. There is something about Czechia that puts your mind in peace, isn't it? I have lived in Scotland for about 4 years, and it was nice, but many times I felt miserable even though objectively I was doing well probably, and I found good friends there and nice job. But still, there is some kind of positive or perhaps guardian energy in Czechia that balances out all the negatives our country has compared to the UK. Have you ever been to the UK, btw?

  • Tyto videa, by měli vidět všichni v Česku. My si totiž vůbec neuvědomujeme jak se máme, a jen nadáváme. Díky.

  • If I didn’t have family I would move to Prague without hesitation.

  • wow you nailed it here cs-tv.org/tv/video-XgHMmimI0C4.html

  • If I was Vladimir Putin I would invade the Czech Republic. Just because that's why.

  • Wow! You should not compare a civilized stable country to the USA. Even Russia is better than the USA. I even know people who were returning to Latvia, Poland and even Ukraine from the USA (despite Ukraine has devolved to the level of Africa-like shithole). "Quality of life" simply is not applicable to the USA in case of general populace, commoners.

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  • if you loose your job/insurance in the US you are guaranteed free public health insurance! You don't know what you are talking about.. and when you compare California as the US.. not like that anywhere in the US. lol , California is most expensive state in the US.. ANYWHERE IN THE US IS BETTER THAN LOS ANGELES, THE US GHETTO

    • Okay Karen 🙄. CA contributes more to the US federal gov than any other state by far. We'd be happy to take our money back to our ghetto, thank you.

  • For God's sake don't call this country Czechia. Its name is Czech republik. Czechia is an utter gibberish that invented one of our ministers of foreign affairs and sadly the international community had accepted it. No Czech calls this country Czechia, no one ever called, no one likes this stupid shortcut. There was even petition against this title.

  • To be precise, it's not 4 weeks, but 20 working days ... and that's a big difference ... ;-)

  • Povedené a úžasné video skvělá reklama. Moc děkuji

  • 1. Prague IS NOT the heart of Europe 2. Prague IS NOT Czech republic - go east to see why 😂😂😂

  • But in Czech your housing is often linked to your job, have you ever lived in ubytovy?

  • 70 schod pro mlec.

  • This so beatifully summorised and brought back the memories! I am Czech, but has been living in the UK for 14 years. It's funny to hear about all those czech habits, which I mostly disliked and partially had become a reason I emmigrated. I desired to live somewhere free! Little i knew that the Czech Republic is now one of the most free countries. Talking about healt system in CR which is very similar to the one in the UK: my leukaemia treatment cost me after 5 month stay in hospital and stem cell transplant, believe or not, zero money. American healt system turns the citizens into either drug addicts or drug producers as nicely depicted in Breaking Bad. There is so much to say, but it makes me proud that you like the life in Prague

  • You lived in Los Angles California was the problem... if there is a problem and it is that you can not drink and drive.. the real problem is something else.. I think

  • I really like the way you talk/act, good video ! :D

  • You’re white. You can live there and enjoy the lifestyle. How about for a person of color?

    • Great question! I certainly can't give a personal perspective on that but if a person of color wants to share their experiences, I would be more than happy to interview them for the channel!

  • im originally from philly and have lived in england and prague, the quality of life is soooo much better in europe, i think because so many americans don't travel, they don't understand how much better outside of america, i sometimes hear other americans say they live in the worlds greatest country even though they have never seen the world

    • yes, I've heard the same thing from American people who never travel. I try not to say one whole country is better than another, but European countries on the whole excel in the areas of life that matter to me personally.

  • Having lived and worked in finance sector in NYC for nearly a year i’d definately put this city over Prague. More opportunities, more work, more fun. Additionally, in Prague you can’t afford buying a house while in most major US cities can and live more comfortably. Guess the quality lies in the eyes of the beholder and personal experiance.

    • NYC certainly is a dream city for a lot of people. I always wanted to live there, but I do think you need a ton of motivation and endless energy. Perhaps I've gotten a bit slower in my old age, but I think NYC would chew me up and spit me out ;)

  • Wtf teachers doing in july in Europe?:)

  • Just like travelling, your videos are broadening my mind and showing different perspectives. This one made me see thing I've never realized - how big thing is for my colleagues in Texas having barbeque at their place all the time and how unimaginable is for me to do the same. It just seems too personal inviting bunch of people to my home so I would prefer to meet somewhere neutral, like hospoda :)

  • By the way, one thing I forgot to mention is I live in Prague, 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Well, your not going to like this but I will not make an apology!!!! First, we moved to the Czech Republic last year and let me say that I have only had a handful of DECENT meals since I moved over here. I do not know what it is but Americans are, HANDS DOWN, FAR BETTER AT COOKING! I usually go to McDonalds if I want something decent to eat!!!!! Wow, a restaurant every 5 feet and I have to go to McDonalds!!! I am still looking though! Second, I have found for the most part Czech people are OK but a lot of them are down right RUDE! Once they find out you NO SPEAK CZECH they literally tell you to LEAVE! Had it happen!t The sidewalks here for instance are very narrow. Maybe 3' across and if my wife and I meet another couple coming toward us THEY will not politely move over. They expect you to move over or you do as I do, I bump into them or just walk up to them and STOP!!! Pardon! I know, I know pushy American. But I am going to train these people on politeness!!! But, overall it is a BEAUTIFUL place to visit. The architecture on these buildings are astounding with the river running right down the middle and the Statues on top! Of course if you were in America those would be torn down!!!! No more Statues, No more Statues! Hell with history and what it represents! You go Negro people!!! Change the way people feel about you! By the way, there are no Negros over here! It is a completely Caucasian society!!!!!!! Couple more things, they drive like maniacs over here, and people walking they might as well be running. These people are in a hurry no matter what. Just different strokes for different folks!!!!

  • Quality of life was much much more higher during old comunist time, i mean last years around 80ts. Everybody have work, you got job in section you finished your education. Firday afternoon famielys leave citys and go for weekend with friends or only family there was no need to go do any sidejob. At work nobady was force to overwork, we didnt know what it mean stress of work or stress of financial shortnes. There was no homless people. People smiled much more talk to each other more respect old people. People got "free" acomodation, medical treatment, scool, the mortgages was so small that you didnt notice you paied them. Problem was No freedom off speach but its slowly happening again, problem was no freedom of trawell which is also problem right now because of covid, problem was no privat buisness which is slowly geting bad also because of covid. Was lots of bad think bud also lot wery good thinks. But true is also that west world life in 80ts was much much more beter than this days.

  • Kolik dane platis v Cesku? Urcite je to vic nez tady v Americe. The healthcare, transit and infrastructure pieces cost $ too in EU. It is more competitive to find a good job since it seems every other person has a Masters or Graduate "equivalent" degree and wants to make the big bucks like US. Some of the Praguers also aren't the best social people to be around with (some are stuck-up) which is also the same in the States, really anywhere nowadays. Generally speaking, there are positives and negatives for both countries so to put it in the "quality of life" category is all relative to where you're coming from (if you're poor or middle-class) and what you feel is important in life. Comparing California cities like LA to Czech is not a real comparison. Once you get out of Prague, then I tend to agree - you get more benefits from a "quality of life" perspective. But since you lived in LA, then I am not surprised about your perspective. You didn't mention retirement in the video either, which depends on how many children you have and how long you worked - not the same as social security (which people often mistake as guaranteed retirement in the US). Also, mothers get benefits in Czech too which supports more family virtues. It would be good to mention that as well since Maternity leave in US is ridiculous (practically non-existent). The younger generation is also using the system v Cesku; by not getting married - a single mother gets money from the state even though the couple may be living together. Not exactly unethical but it does bring morality into question. Also, people who do not tip are a cheap-a$$! I know a few good Czechs and they all say the same; minimum wage does not work for single people if you want to live in the city and save enough to live outside the city - let alone buy your own house or land. Thanks for making the video since its interesting to see your perspective.

  • As an Employee, you pay around 12% on Czech healthcare and anytime you work you pay the health insurance you have no other chance. If you are unemployed you still get basically the same. But I am not sure I guess you get some Medicaid but I am not sure. Also, you pay $100 and also if you have Zivnostenský list and you pay a minimum of around $150. I think you do because we all do. So basically, you pay $250 which is good but when you are an employee it goes up to $200+ depending on your income (that's those 12%). I am don't want to dive in the American insurence or whatever I found that average American insurance is like $400 and with deductibles it goes up so yeah it is cheaper in Czech Rep. but you know salaries aren't as good.

  • And no, many studies proved that AirBnB has just a little influence on prices. It is about 3%. The biggest influence on rising housing prices has limited construction in Prague. To get construction permit it takes at least 5 years. So obviously, there is total shortage of apparments. But it turns around which is cool.

  • Well, they would not pay to you the health benefits and social security anyways you'd have to pay it throught 43% tax on labor in Czech Republic. If you are a contractor just find out what's the typical salary for an employee and ask at least 1.5x + money as a contractor. NEver go lower. It is still worthy when you are able to save those money. Otherwise, you wouldn't see them anyways if you were an employee even holidays. Taxation here is completely crazy, avoid it at any costs. Even if it seems that "employer pays" no, they don't they can't. If you are a contractor just fly board and make your own free time. Just don't care that's what you should do. You are not obligated.

  • You are comparing the best city in the Czech Republic to the worst city in America

    • @Dream Prague I lived in Houston for 2 years, is it similar enough? (I could relate to just about everything she had to say about the US)

    • Hey that's my hometown! only angelenos are allowed to hate it! 😜

  • Asi budu drbna ... uz jsem to odposlechl do pulky... a to je tolik supr podcastu [e.g.blindboy, pitchfork economics, ferriss]

  • I am American and I am interested about Czech Republic ..... is it hard to find jobs there? Generally speaking, is Czech Republic a struggle for finding jobs?